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MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
this again. and then, of course, defense, nasa, nih, transportation, whoever, is also begging, please don't put that sequester in. you are going to eviscerate our ability to provide for whatever our particular department provides. including the department of defense. >> exactly. well, and especially when you look at how arbitrary many of the cuts have been. senator bill nelson, i know it's a busy time on the hill. thanks for joining us. >> thanks, ari. >> i want to go to our panel. we have from washington dana milbank, political columnist for the "washington post" and peri bacon, grio.com. dana, talk to us about the politics in the optics here. you just heard the senator standing basically arm in arm with the president on this issue of unemployment insurance. and him making the economic argument, as well, that, look, things are getting better. but people need time. they need a bridge to get out there and find some of the new jobs that may be appearing. what do you make of the politics of republicans actually standing firm against unemployment insurance? >> well, first of all, i think
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. that's part of a last ditch to do list that includes a defense bill and ever evaporating hopes for a farm bill. meanwhile, president obama is in the air right now, heading back to the capitol, sharing air force one on the way back, just as he did on the way over, with former president george w. bush, and life laura. the presidents' day began under rainy skies in soweto, south africa, where he joined dozens of world leaders in a moving tribute to the late nelson mandela. >> mandela showed us the power of action. of taking risk on behalf of our ideals. but as he showed in painstaking negotiations to transfer power and draft new laws, he was not afraid to compromise for the sake of a larger goal. >> and for more on the struggle for compromise in washington right now, we are joined by congresswoman, louise slaughter, democrat of new york. with us from capitol hill. how are you? >> well, thanks. and you? >> doing very well. and i hope you're okay in the snow today in washington. you have demanded a no budget, no vacation line. and here we are on tuesday, ticking down to this deadline. h
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 8:00am PST
responsibility and we'll keep you posted when detail comes out on that. >>> yemen's defense ministry has killed as many as 23 people. gunmen rammed a car full of explosives. the attack reportedly targeted a hcht which was inside that complex. >>> an nba basketball game last night in mexico city had to be called off after smoke poured into the building. police say the arena had to be evacuated 45 minutes before the game was scheduled to start because of a fire in the generator room. >>> a brutal winter storm carrying snow, ice and sleet is heading east. one minnesota town on the banks of lake superior has already seen three feet of snow. >> it doesn't look good for a group of whales stranded in shallow water. ten have died in the waters of everglades national park. specialists are trying to move the 41 survivors into deeper water, and if you have not logged into facebook today you might want to check your account. >> the computer hackers have scooped up the user names and passwords of about 2 million accounts on some of the world's most popular websites including facebook, google and
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 8:00am PST
defense claim saying alexander could have run out of the house to escape her husband but instead got the gun and went back inside. in september an appeals court ruled that the judge gave improper jury instructions and a new trial has been set for next year. joining me now is kerry mclean, a member of free marissa now. kerry, let's just be clear, you are not currently representing marissa alexander, but you are familiar with her case and also, again, a part of the organization that is free marissa now. >> absolutely. >> so let's get into how you understand marissa is doing. she was released, again, over the thanksgiving holiday. how is she faring right now? >> i spoke with her mother over the weekend, and her mother said that at this point marissa is trying to process just not being behind bars after being behind bars for almost three years. and she has three children, twins, okay, who are not connected with rico gray. they're not the children of rico gray. >> which is the estranged husband. >> yeah. so she's seeing them, they're at the house and spending time with them and reconnecti
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 8:00am PST
defensible as you talk about wanting to attract and allowing for personal responsibility in the conversations that republicans support? do you think that's a defensible position for republican governors to take against the aca? >> what i don't find defensible is after five years of living under president obama, you know, he has little to show for what he's done for the black community. in fact if you want to focus on his health care law, his health care law has cost jobs, particularly, you know, jobs in the black community. an he's done very little to speed up the job prospects of millions in black america and millions of americans across the country. so while we're focused on, you know, trying to create jobs, private sector jobs, good-paying jobs, career-making jobs, i would ask, you know, what exactly has the president done for the black community? and the effects of his policies, the effects of president obama's policies -- >> why didn't the jobs act pass in the house? >> you can ask house republicans. or house democrats. >> but that was a led niinitiate by president obama an
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am PST
to house armed services committee chair buck mckeon says he plans to file a compromised defense bill in the house either today or tomorrow. >> and a budget deal, that could be unveiled tomorrow just two days before the house goes into recess. republican senator roger wicker told chris jansing he's confident in paul ryan, the lead republican, in negotiations, but isn't so sure the deal tackles long-term problems. >> what i'm hearing is we are going to replace about $65 billion of appropriation cuts and we're going to do it sort of with a collection of cats and dogs, fees on airline passengers, spectrum sales and things like that that don't amount to long-term savings in the next decade. >> join meeg riging me right no king. thanks for making time for me. we have heard that the budget does not deal with entitlement reform tax loopholes, major debt reduction or all of the sequestration cuts. you're on the special budget conference that's coming up with the plan. that's your feeling on how this is taking shape, and then what's your biggest linchpin of concern? >> well, first, thomas, i t
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
craig melvin. good saffron. here's a look at the other top stories making news. secretary of defense chuck hagel made an unannounced trip to afghanistan today. he met with afghanistan's defense minister who reassured hagel that the security deal with the united states will be signed in a timely manner. >>> and remember this video of a chaotic traffic stop in new mexico last october? a woman was stopped for speeding after she got into an argument with the police officer. she drives off. there's a police chase that ensues. that ends with the officer firing several rounds at her minivan that was filled with children. that officer last month, 12-year veteran, has now been fired. >>> and jay-z leads the pack for next year's grammys. he received nine nominations. they were announced at last night's grammy nominations concert. justin timberlake, and macklemore was right behind him. >>> a brutal winter storm is packing a punch across much of the country today. the storm has already killed at least 12. travel has become quite dangerous with roads being covered with sheets of ice in many place
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am PST
forget were the four generals of the south african defense force that led him up as a guard of honor i was stunned seeing that in south africa. the military power of the state giving its legions to their new president who happens to be black. and i said this is something i never thought i would see. >> he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater than the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. >> beautiful thoughts there form secretary of state colin paul and madeline albright moments ago sharing their remembrances of nelson mandela. flags are lowered to half staff through monday in honor of mandela. the president took a moment to honor the former leader. >> embodied the courage and sought to bring about justice not only in south africa, but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> joining me now white house correspondent peter alexander. we learned earlier of mandela's funeral and the remembrances scheduled for this. but the state service on the 15th, do we know if the president's going to attend? >> we do know
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